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Setting up Google User Explorer

Google's User Explorer lets us identify individual users by client ID and isolate data.  That way, we can evaluate the user and identify the path that they're taking so we can better personalize the experience for them.

You can also create segments to narrow down users who performed a certain action or engaged with specific content.  From these discoveries, you can personalize your website based on relevance.…

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Added by Paul Potratz on May 27, 2016 at 10:22am — No Comments

Making Fans of Recall Customers: Nothing worth Having Comes Easy (Part 1)

The subject of recalls has provided plenty of fodder for some in the media. Certainly, vehicle recalls are an explosive issue that places dealerships on the front lines of consumer anger and frustration. At the same time, dealers are also positioned to resolve the situation, restoring the consumer’s confidence in the…

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Added by Chris Miller on May 26, 2016 at 9:58am — No Comments

How to Tell Your Brand Story

For this week's Think Tank Tuesday, I interviewed Ray Bleser: owner of Northeastern Fine Jewelry.

Ray introduces a different way that he portrays his brand to instill trust in his customers. Many business owners still use price to advertise their brand; storytelling is a unique method that Ray uses to make sure that he is giving his customers the best service that they've had.

If…

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Added by Paul Potratz on May 24, 2016 at 11:34am — No Comments

Using Twitter to Grow Your Brand

Use Twitter to its fullest potential! In this week’s Hard Facts, Samantha talks about how you can use Twitter to search for potential customers and engage with clients. Using this resource will ensure that you’re expanding your brand and business.

If you're an advertising or marketing…

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Added by Paul Potratz on May 20, 2016 at 3:57pm — No Comments

How to Create Emotionally Appealing Inventory Videos

For dealerships that are considering video marketing, or in the early stages of developing their video marketing strategies, we recommend starting with inventory videos. Inventory videos are a great way to attract and emotionally engage car shoppers. According to a recent Gallup study, “businesses that optimize this…

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Added by Gina Reuscher on May 19, 2016 at 8:09am — 2 Comments

8 Steps to Be the Destination Dealer for Women

Take new actions to implement these steps and be the Destination Dealership for Women. Really. Here are 8 ideas that will drive business and your bottom-line:

1.…

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Added by Anne Fleming on May 18, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Can you create a timeless brand?

What are you doing to make sure your business stands out? On this week’s Think Tank Tuesday, I spoke with Andy Heck about what makes Alpin Haus such a distinct brand.  It’s more than a slogan or the logo that comes with any business. Watch now to see what Andy had to say about branding: …

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Added by Paul Potratz on May 17, 2016 at 2:23pm — No Comments

How to Differentiate Your Dealership during the Recall Crisis

Dealers are in for a wild ride. The next 5+ years will be filled with revenue from recall work; a shortage of technicians; shop capacity that can’t keep up with demand; parts availability issues; and, as a result, irate customers.

 

Recalls certainly challenge consumers’ patience and dealers can find…

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Added by sara callahan on May 17, 2016 at 8:53am — No Comments

What Would Your Customers Do If There Weren’t Any More Discounts?

Loyalty is a fickle thing. While your customer has consistently serviced their vehicle with you, when they get that $19.95 oil change coupon from your competition, will it go in the trash, or will they choose to take advantage of it and defect to the competition?

 

Most consumers love sales…

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Added by Mike Gorun on May 17, 2016 at 8:25am — No Comments

How to Create a Culture of Health for Happy, Productive Employees

Are you looking for ways to improve employee productivity and boost morale? Consider creating a culture of health in your dealership.

 

Many studies show the correlation between healthy employees and higher productivity. Research from the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), Brigham Young University and the Center for Health Research at Healthways shows:…

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Added by Mike Esposito on May 12, 2016 at 12:46pm — 1 Comment

How do you define your brand?

On this week’s Think Tank Tuesday, my team and I visited Ryan Norris on a production trip to Toyota of Easley.  In that experience, I got Ryan’s interpretation on what makes a brand…and it’s more than just a logo or a jingle. …

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Added by Paul Potratz on May 10, 2016 at 5:14pm — No Comments

How to be... Everywhere!

You have to be everywhere, but how do you maintain everything? Making sure your Yelp, Yellowpages, Facebook, Twitter, Super Pages, and YouTube are all up to date with your correct phone number, address, dealership name, and other important details can become an overwhelming task. Samantha will cover some tips to be everywhere.

If you want a copy of the Quick Tips Sheet, then email HardFacts@ppadv.com…

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Added by Paul Potratz on May 6, 2016 at 9:02am — No Comments

Dealership 2020: Be a Destination Dealer & Increase Sales to Women

Download this white paper and get the insights and real-case scenarios about how your dealership can begin tapping into the magnificent sales to women. Now.

Do you know how many women ups visit your store each week? Each…

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Added by Anne Fleming on May 4, 2016 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Great Leaders Must Let Go...Sometimes

The people who work at Potratz have shaped us into the brand awareness and engagement agency that we are today.

Potratz is comprised of multiple companies that all work together to form one brand. In this week’s Think Tank Tuesday, I introduce you to the people that Potratz is comprised of and give you one important tip that you should be…

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Added by Paul Potratz on May 3, 2016 at 3:19pm — No Comments

3 Tips for Creating a Killer Testimonial Video

Ever since reviews have risen in popularity, dealerships have mostly focused on written reviews -- they were the most prominent in search engine results and on third party sites.

 

This worked pretty well for a while. However, with the rise in the importance of reviews, some companies chose to act…

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Added by Timmy D. James on April 29, 2016 at 9:23am — 1 Comment

Can Facebook Instant Articles help your business?

Why are Instant Articles beneficial? Facebook provides a guide to Instant Article configuration so that you can use their content management system.



• Instant Articles are 10x faster than traditional mobile web articles

• They’re read 20% more often 

• Clients are 70% less likely to leave the article once they’re there.



Watch this week's Hard Facts now for more info!…

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Added by Paul Potratz on April 29, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Why Do Your Marketing Results Disappoint?

When I talk to dealers that are disappointed with their email and direct mail marketing results, my biggest question is this:

 

Why would you send out an email offer to your customers that you would not PAY to send out via direct mail or other methods?



I see it happen all…

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Added by Alexia E Henson on April 28, 2016 at 8:29am — No Comments

What's holding your business back?

How do you see your business growing to meet the changing demands of your customers?

In this week's Think Tank Tuesday, I'm joined by the Director of the Association of Danish Dealers.



Thomas Møller Sorensen addresses the change that is currently needed for businesses in Denmark to remain profitable. As a business owner, insecurity and resistance to change will hinder you from successful new business models.

Can you adjust your current processes to create new successful…
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Added by Paul Potratz on April 26, 2016 at 3:56pm — No Comments

How One Dealership Found the Recipe for Success in Customer Engagement

Getting your customer’s attention and engaging with them can be a tough task these days. There is so much competition from other marketers -- customers are constantly barraged with messages from every side and in every way.

 

Social media reach has decreased, digital marketing is ever more challenging…

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Added by Mike Gorun on April 26, 2016 at 8:38am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Releases Free eBook: The Auto Dealer's 10-Step Guide to Using Mobile Tablets in Service, Sales and F&I

Albany, N.Y. – April 25th, 2016Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced today that it is releasing a free eBook for download, titled The Auto Dealer's 10-Step Guide to Using Mobile…

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Added by Mike Esposito on April 25, 2016 at 10:03am — No Comments

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Setting up Google User Explorer

Posted by Paul Potratz on May 27, 2016 at 10:22am 0 Comments

Google's User Explorer lets us identify individual users by client ID and isolate data.  That way, we can evaluate the user and identify the path that they're taking so we can better personalize the experience for…

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5 Common Blogging Mistakes

Posted by sara callahan on May 27, 2016 at 8:37am 0 Comments

Today, it’s a content-drive world. There is so much content in…

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Innovative Ways to Create your Brand

Posted by Angelina Brown on May 27, 2016 at 8:02am 0 Comments

Branding is crucial point for any kind of business.

Your brand communicates who you are and what you do as a business. It helps you stand out from competitors in your market. And it represents a promise to your…

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How to Buy a New Suspension Fork for a Hardtail Mountain Bike

Posted by Stella Lemon on May 27, 2016 at 5:54am 0 Comments

About a year ago I purchased an entry level hardtail mountain bike. At the time I did not want to spend a lot of money and I did not want poor quality. So I purchase a bike that had a good frame and basic components.…

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5 Mentors That Will Improve Your Prosperity

Posted by DealerELITE on May 26, 2016 at 4:30pm 1 Comment

5 Mentors That Will Improve Your Prosperity

What to focus on and how to achieve your goals are factors that aid your personal and professional development. Chris Saraceno, Vice…

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Making Fans of Recall Customers: Nothing worth Having Comes Easy (Part 1)

Posted by Chris Miller on May 26, 2016 at 9:58am 0 Comments

The subject of recalls has provided plenty of fodder for some in the…

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